WINTER DEW TOUR HEADS TO KILLINGTON RESORT FOR THE SECOND STOP OF THE SEASON

01/18/2011

Media Contact:

Tom Horrocks
Communications & Public Relations Manager
802.422.6237
thorrocks@killington.com

 

Nicole Mancuso Meagher
Alli, the Alliance of Action Sport
630-908-6308
nicolemeagher@allisports.com

KILLINGTON, Vt. – Over 140 of the best freeski and snowboard athletes will compete this weekend at Killington Resort on the second stop of the 2010-11 Winter Dew Tour season. Welcoming the Tour for the first time, Killington Resort will host the four-day event that features competitions with the top winter action sports athletes in freeskiing (slopestyle and superpipe) and snowboarding (slopestyle and superpipe).  The three-stop Tour will conclude with the Toyota Championships at Snowbasin Resort in Ogden, Utah February 10-13, 2011.

The star-studded field of athletes competing in this weekend’s Winter Dew Tour at Killington includes reigning Dew Cup champions, Olympians and rising stars. Among them are:

Snowboard (SNB)

  • Louie Vito (men’s SNB pipe): 2010 Vancouver Olympian and 1st place snowboard superpipe finisher at last month’s Nike 6.0 Open in Breckenridge
  • Mason Aguirre (men’s SNB pipe/slope): Olympian in 2006 and competing in both superpipe and slopestyle this weekend 
  • Torstein Horgmo (men’s SNB slope): Winter X Games 2010 silver medalist, second in 2009-10 Dew Cup standings, 1st place snowboard slopestyle finisher at Breckenridge’s Nike 6.0 Open
  • Sage Kotsenburg (men’s SNB slope): sixteen-year-old 2009-10 defending Dew Cup Champion
  • Queralt Castellet (women’s SNB pipe): two-time 1st place women’s snowboard superpipe finisher at Winter Dew Tour’s season-opening event in Breckenridge
  • Elena Hight (women’s SNB pipe): Olympian in 2006 and 2010 and 2nd place women’s snowboard superpipe finisher at Nike 6.0 Open in Breckenridge
  • Jamie Anderson (women’s SNB slope): Winter X Games 2010 silver medalist, 2009-10 defending Dew Cup Champion and 1st place women’s snowboard superpipe finisher at the Nike 6.0 Open in Breckenridge

Freeski (SKI)

  • Simon Dumont (SKI pipe/ slope): Winter X Games 2009 gold medalist and 1st place freeski superpipe finisher at the Nike 6.0 Open in Breckenridge
  • Jossi Wells (SKI pipe/ slope): Winter X Games 2010 silver medalist and 2009-10 defending Freeski Superpipe Dew Cup Champion
  • Bobby Brown (SKI slope): Winter X Games 2010 gold medalist and 2nd place freeski slopestyle finisher at the Nike 6.0 Open in Breckenridge
  • Andreas Hatveit (SKI slope): Winter X Games 2010 silver medalist and 2009-10 defending Freeski Slopestyle Dew Cup Champion

Athletes are pre-qualified based on their 2010-11 Winter Dew Tour rankings. The full list of pre-qualified athletes is as follows:           

Men’s Snowboard Superpipe 

Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle

Mason Aguirre

Mason Aguirre*

Fredrik Austbo

Torgeir Bergrem

Zach Black

Cody Boan

Greg Bretz

Yale Cousino

Bryan Daino

Tyler Flanagan

Brett Esser*

Chas Guldemond

Steve Fisher

Seth Hill

Trevor Jacob

Torstein Horgmo

Roger Kleivdal

Sam Hulbert

Ilkka-Eemeli Laari

Tim Humphreys

Matt Ladley

Nick Julius

Jack Mitrani

Nate Kern

Luke Mitrani

Sage Kotsenburg

Scott Moline

Mark Mcmorris

Scotty Pike*

Justin Morgan

Spencer Shaw

Aleksander Ostreng

Brennen Swanson

Nick Poohachoff

JJ Thomas

Brandon Reis

Louie Vito

Jeremy Thompson

Broc Waring

Ian Thorley

Ben Watts

Sondre Tiller

 

Sebastien Toutant

 

Andreas Wiig

 

Eric Willett

 

Women’s Snowboard Superpipe

Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle

Jamie Anderson

Jamie Anderson

Gretchen Bleiler*

Madison Blackley

Queralt Castellet

Megan Ginter

Kelly Clark

Shelly Gotlieb

Kaitlyn Farrington

Jenny Jones*

Leslie Glenn

Joride Karlinski

Elena Hight

Spencer O’Brien*

Ellery Hollingsworth

Nicki Slechta

Kelly Marren

Rebecca Torr

Meg Puh

Molly Wilson

Serena Shaw

 

Katie Tsuyuki

 

Soko Yamaoka

 

 

Freeski Superpipe

Freeski Slopestyle

Noah Bowman

Aleksander Aurdal

Joss Christensen

Paul Bergeron

Sean Collin*

Bobby Brown

Justin Dorey

Sammy Carlson

Simon Dumont

Philip Casabon

Banks Gilberti

Ian Cosco

Mitch Gilman*

Thomas Dolplads

Rob Heule*

Simon Dumont

AJ Kemppainen*

Charles Gagnier

Gus Kenworthy

Banks Gilberti

Thomas Krief

Alexis Godbout

Matt Margetts

Nick Goepper

Dan Marion

Henrik Harlaut

Peter Olenick*

Andreas Hatveit

Tucker Perkins

Russ Henshaw

Tyler Peterson

Jf Houle

Mike Riddle

PK Hunder

Kevin Rolland

Sean Jordan

Taylor Seaton

Chris Laker

Byron Wells

Chris Logan

Jossi Wells

Alex Schlopy

Colby West

John Strenio

David Wise

Dane Tudor*

Walter Wood

Matt Walker*

Torin Yater-Wallace

Jossi Wells*

 

Colby West*

 

McRae Williams

 

James Wood

*Indicates wild cards

Highlighting the four-day competition schedule are Saturday’s Superpipe Finals. Following the snowboard superpipe finals, the freeski superpipe finals will be held under the lights as Killington Resort debuts their 22-foot pipe live on NBC. The Winter Dew Tour at Killington complete schedule of events is as follows:

Friday, January 21st – Festival Village Opens at 9:30am

9:30AM – 10:30AM                          SNB Slopestyle Women Prelims                               

10:50AM – 1:00PM                          SNB Slopestyle Men Prelims                      

1:00PM – 2:30PM                             SKI Superpipe Prelims                                                                                   

4:00PM – 5:00PM                             SNB Superpipe Women Prelims                               

5:20PM – 7:00PM                             SNB Superpipe Men Prelims                      

9:00PM – 11:00PM                          VIP Party at Wobbly Barn with DJ Cassidy                                             

Saturday, January 22nd – Festival Village Opens at 8:30am

10:30AM – 11:10AM                       SNB  Superpipe Women FINAL                 

11:30AM – 12:30PM                        SNB Superpipe Men FINAL                         

12:30PM – 2:30PM                          SKI Slopestyle Prelims                   

5:00PM – 6:00PM                             SKI Superpipe FINAL                      

Sunday, January 23rd – Festival Village Opens at 8:30am

10:30AM – 11:30AM                       SKI Slopestyle FINAL                      

1:30PM – 2:10PM                             SNB Slopestyle Women FINAL                  

2:30PM – 3:30PM                             SNB Slopestyle Men FINAL                         

*SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Beyond the competitions, Winter Dew Tour’s VIP Party featuring world-renowned DJ Cassidy will be held at the Wobbly Barn Friday, January 21st at 9pm. Tickets are just $20 and available at the door.

Mega Passes for the Winter Dew Tour at Killington are available for $50 for the weekend and are on sale through www.Allisports.com. Mega Passes provide exclusive athlete autograph sessions, a ticket to the Winter Dew Tour’s VIP Party featuring DJ Cassidy (21+), discounts within the Town of Killington and more!

Boasting the largest media platform in all of winter action sports, all three stops of the Winter Dew Tour will be televised live on NBC with additional broadcasts on USA Network, MTV2 and Universal HD. In addition, it’s simulcast on Verizon V CAST and around the world on Eurosport 2 and Fox Sports Australia.

TV Schedule 

NBC                      

  • Saturday, Jan. 22              4:30-6:00pm EST              
  • Sunday, Jan. 23                 4:00-6:00pm EST                              

USA Network    

  • Friday, Jan 21st                   3:00am-4:00am EST
  • Saturday, Jan. 22              12:00am-2:00am EST      
  • Sunday, Jan. 23                  2:00am-3:00am EST                        

MTV2                   

  • Friday, Feb. 4th                  10:00am-11:00am EST
  • Friday, Feb 11th                 10:00am-11:00am EST

For additional Winter Dew Tour event information, visit www.Allisports.com.

The complete 2010-11 Winter Dew Tour schedule is as follows:

Event                                                    Date                     Location

Nike 6.0 Open                           Dec. 16-19        Breckenridge Ski Resort – Breckenridge, Colo.

Winter Dew Tour at Killington       Jan. 20-23           Killington Resort – Killington, VT.

Toyota Championship                Feb. 10-13        Snowbasin Resort – Ogden, Utah

In its third season, the top athletes in the world will take part in the 2010-11 Winter Dew Tour, all competing for the highly coveted Dew Cup that will be awarded at the Toyota Championship at Snowbasin Resort in Ogden, Utah. The 2009-10 Dew Cup champions include Andreas Hatveit (Freeski Slopestyle), Jossi Wells(Freeski Superpipe), Jamie Anderson (Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle), Sage Kotsenburg (Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle), Kaitlyn Farrington (Women’s Snowboard Superpipe), JJ Thomas (Men’s Snowboard Superpipe).